July 2014
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URISA Recommends the addition of Address data as a national Framework Theme

URISA, a national organization, recently recommended that the Federal Government add an eighth framework data theme to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). This would, if adopted, cause a federal agency to take responsibility for doing this nationally (like the USGS does for Elevation data).

It’s a great idea.

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Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) update – review requested

Hello everyone,

For folks leveraging or using the GTCM, this is the best opportunity to provide feedback to this important work, which helped drive some of our GIS classifications.


What is 3DEP?

A comparison of an air photo and a lidar image of an area along Secondary Road and Camp Creek, 12 miles north of John Day, OR. The lidar image allows identification of landslide activity that is otherwise masked by trees

I wanted to pass this along, since it is a change […]

GIS Technician Position – Santa Cruz County

Passing this job opportunity along – Note that the last date to apply is July 25th (this Friday). Click here to download more information


Salary: $3,387 – 4,283 / Month


Salary: $3,709 – 4,694 / Month

LAST DATE TO APPLY: Friday, July 25, 2014

Reminder – no eGIS committee meeting today

Many of us are at the esri conference. See you next month.

The Map Thief

BOOKSHELF Book Review: ‘The Map Thief’ by Michael Blanding After stealing some 100 rare maps over three years, E. Forbes Smiley III was caught when he left an X-Acto knife behind at Yale.

By MAXWELL CARTER July 13, 2014 6:41 p.m. ET ‘This is Forbes Smiley, from the Vineyard.” Would that all criminals introduced themselves […]

ESRI 2014 – Southern California GIS Community Meeting

If you are going to be at the ESRI conference next week, and want to meet other folks from the Southern California GIS Community, you have an opportunity. Vijay Manghirmalani has upgraded our location from the back deck, where we met last year, to an official Room!

Here is the description:

This meeting is […]

County staff presentations at ESRI UC 2014

County staff will be doing 5 presentations at the ESRI conference. Let’s provide a lot of support – cheering is encouraged 🙂

Click here to download the sheet

Who Title Session Room Day Jason Levine, DRP Displaying Georeferenced Images in a Flex Web-Mapping Application Deep Dive into Technology, Implementation, and Concepts Related to Web […]

CGIA Pizza Night at ESRI User Conference

Hello everyone,

In conjunction with Geospatial LA and Geospatial San Diego, CGIA is hosting another “pizza night” for CGIA members and those interested in joining. It should be fun and lively! CGIA will be providing the pizza and salad, you need to provide your own drinks.

Please feel free to […]

NAPSG LA Regional Summit – Save the Date

I am helping to organize this event – which will be focused on how GIS benefits and can benefit public safety professionals. Save the date – I will publish the link to the registration pages when they become available in August.

NAPSG Foundation is holding a one-day Los Angeles Region Summit on September […]